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Dr. Bruce & the Levity Zone Archive

Dr. Bruce Damer & the Levity Zone Archive is the complete collection of podcasts and other assets from the Levity Zone as well as talks by Dr. Bruce Damer on other podcasts and online shows. This material is freely available for use under a Creative Commons NC-SA license unless otherwise specified.

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Esalen Institute 1
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Human Ancestry 1
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J. Krishnamurti 1
Joe Rogan 1
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Lawrence Lessig 1
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Jan 29, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Returning for the second half of the Merry Pranksters visit to the Levity Zone, Prankster Lee Quarnstrom reads from his autobiography "When I was a Dynamiter" with a spectacular telling of the 1965 bust at Ken Kesey's house in La Honda. Yours truly, Dr. Bruce, shares Leon Tabory's hitherto untold tale of the accidental painting of Kesey's magic bus before its epic 1964 New York trip, a chance inspiration that colored up the whole 60s. And John Leopold, First District Supervisor of...
Topics: Merry Pranksters, Acid Test, 1960s, Santa Cruz, Ken Kesey
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Dec 27, 2015 Tom Barbalet, Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce Damer being interviewed with host Tom Barbalet on the original Biota Podcast and in conversation with the artificial life community of practitioners on the Biota Live conversations.
Topics: Artificial Life, computer simulation, emergence
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Dec 27, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer, Thomas Cuellar
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Dr. Bruce Damer interviewing various participants in the development of personal computing. Introduced by Thomas "Tommy" Cuellar.
Topic: history of computing
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Dec 27, 2015 Allan Lundell, Sun Lundell
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Dr. Bruce Damer and friends & family on the Dr. Future Show on KSCO AM 1080 Santa Cruz, hosted by Dr. Future Allan Lundell and Mrs. Future Sun Lundell.
Topics: science, space, current events, technology
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Dec 27, 2015 Dr. David Livingston
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Episodes of Dr. Bruce Damer and DigitalSpace on The Space Show with Dr. David Livingston. See The Space Show at: http://www.thespaceshow.com/
Topics: spaceflight, NASA, virtual reality, 3D graphics, simulation
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Dec 25, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Recordings of Dr. Bruce Damer on various podcasts.
Topics: podcasts, science, technology
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Dec 24, 2015 Lorenzo Hagerty, Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce Damer on the Psychedelic Salon Podcast.
Topics: Psychedelic Salon, visionary thinking
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Dec 17, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer
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The Merry Pranksters return to Santa Cruz to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Acid Test! Hear George Walker, Mountain Girl Carolyn Garcia and Ken Babbs on stage at Don Quixote's hold forth on deep counter-cultural history. Hosted by by County Supervisor John Leopold, this important historical event, which back in 1965 spawned the Grateful Dead, is commemorated by a proclamation, and a historic marker... a bus stop! Santa Cruz honors its Psychedelic history and Dr. Bruce was there to...
Topics: The Merry Pranksters, The Grateful Dead, Acid Tests, Counter Culture
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Dec 2, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer, Allan Lundell
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Dr. Bruce Damer presents SHEPHERD Spacecraft at Santa Cruz NewTech Meetup (Dec 2, 2015)
Topics: space, SHEPHERD, asteroid mining, mars exploration
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Nov 28, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Returning from the Deep 90s back to the future in 2015 Dr. Bruce joins Allan Lundell and his mythic friend Peter Fae for a hot tub confab high on the mountaintop of Future Peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Not only is Al a true bon homme but he is also a keen observer of the cyber-culture and developing trends in tech and the social landscape, chronicling all of this in his KSCO Santa Cruz radio show, Dr. Future. Realizing a twenty year dream of networking hot tub conversations, Dr. Bruce, Al...
Topics: spirituality, science, gaia, space, billionaires, origin of life, mythic selves, avatars, drones
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Aug 29, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer, Darek Milewski
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Teleport back to the "Deep 90s" in March of 1996 when Dr. Bruce and the founder of Craigslist Craig Newmark were interviewed for UC Berkeley radio KALX by journalist Darek Milewski. They opined on the future of publishing and whether the printed book would survive in the future. This brief dialogue with Craig, now a household name on the Internet, captures that innocence and dreamy time of all possibility. Craig is optimistic that many more people would soon be hooked up the Internet...
Topics: Internet, publishing, ebooks, Craig Newmark, Craigslist
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Jul 22, 2015 Tara Djokic, Australian Center for Astrobiology
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Dr. Bruce Damer and Prof. Dave Deamer of UC Santa Cruz discuss a new theory for the origin of life on the banks of the Shaw River in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
Topics: origins of life, science, biology, chemistry
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Jul 22, 2015 Tara Djokic, Australian Center for Astrobiology
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Prof. Dave Deamer and Dr. Bruce Damer of UC Santa Cruz discuss a new theory for the origin of life on the banks of the Shaw River in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
Topic: origin of life
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Jun 25, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce presents his most deeply held idea: a new hypothesis for how life began on the Earth, The Coupled Phases model was developed over thirty years of inquiry and completed with the collaboration of his mentor and colleague at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Professor David Deamer. Hear how the model works and how it might help us refigure our civilization, first in his TEDx Santa Cruz talk, then in an interview on the Midwest Real podcast, and finally from his presentation of...
Topics: origin of life, chemistry, complexity theory, chemistry, complexity theory, space, consciousness
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Jun 12, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer, TEDxSantaCruz, Midwest Real podcast
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Dr. Bruce presents his greatest idea yet for spaceflight in the first of two TEDx talks given for TEDxSantaCruz on April 24, 2015. Hear how humanity might create a sustainable presence in the solar system in this century through SHEPHERD, an innovative new type of spacecraft. After the TEDx talk we continue with an extended discussion about new possibilities in space with Michael Phillip of the Midwest Real podcast. Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer (introducer and presenter), TEDxSantaCruz (event...
Topics: space flight, nasa, mars, asteroids, life, tedx
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May 28, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. R.P. Kaushik returns to the Levity Zone in what I call "the Long Minding Road to Freedom", He first recounts the long history of spiritual traditions in India and the West all of which eventually devolve into limited products of Mind and Ego. He then examines the nature of the mind itself showing that this most sensitive instrument can become our guru, if we will only choicelessly follow its meanderings until the end. In this way we will open out into a new space: the flow of...
Topic: consciousness
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Apr 25, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Rejoin Dr. Bruce during his 2015 Levity Zone Tour in Australia for part 2 of the Sydney Serenade. Ray trace a visionary beam  through the crystalline structure of Endo, diffracting through the azure jewel of civilization, passing back through ancient Australian zircons to the origin of life, completing our photonic journey in a glint off Incan temple foundations. The crystal sphere then went out to dance by moonlight and found itself in a Gaian dialogue with the local Lukuma and together they...
Topics: consciousness, Australia, civilization, space travel, inca
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Are we compelled to become an interplanetary species? Scientist and designer Bruce Damer thinks so. In this philosophical talk he elaborates on a new theory of the origin of life, and makes the case that the future of all life on earth lies in complete, and radical, collaboration.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qiW4aUqtvA
Topics: origin of life, science, space
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Apr 24, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer, TEDx Santa Cruz
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Designer and scientist Bruce Damer shares his thoughts - and the bold SHEPHERD spacecraft design - for sustainable space exploration (and settlement). He argues that we CAN go to Mars, but it doesn't need to be a one way trip.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLMHcUg36yc
Topic: space
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Mar 27, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Join Dr. Bruce midway through his 2015 Levity Zone down under tour of eastern Australia. In an artsy warehouse in the artsy Sydney district of Newtown Dr. Bruce presented an evening serenade of visionary story threads woven with the chill tones of live DJ Tsentsak (aka Richard Baron). Lie back with the Aussies and take in part one of a trip through our deepest history hyperdriving up through to the fragile but potent present, riding the liminal zone between reason and magick. Credits: Dr. Bruce...
Topics: consciousness, Australia, politics, Eleusis
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Feb 6, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer, Hugo Farrant, DJ Treats
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UK-Australian performer Hugo Farrant teams up with DJ Treats and enters the Levity Zone with his unique visionary rap. Hugo takes us back way before Eleusis to Mesopotamia's Spring Goddess Ishtar. We fall into his spell of words and music and journey as the grateful pilgrim in search of the divine feminine and our collective rejuvenation from Mother Nature herself. Hugo also raps with whimsical world band Dub The Magic Dragon, and PhD historian and musician Giordano Nanni, co-creator of Juice...
Topics: Ishtar, ascension, civilization, religion, ceremony
A new model for the origin of life: Coupled phases and combinatorial selection in fluctuating hydrothermal poolsHydrothermal fields on the prebiotic Earth are candidate environments for biogenesis. We propose a model in which molecular systems driven by cycles of hydration and dehydration in such sites undergo chemical evolution and selection in a dehydrated surface phase followed by encapsulation and combinatorial selection in a hydrated phase. This model is partly supported by recent science,...
Topics: origin of life, astrobiology
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Nov 14, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer
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The Eleusinian mysteries of ancient Greece initiated an awakening into civilization, science and art but were lost when fanatical Christians and savage tribes smashed the temple as the Roman empire fell. Are we living in an inferior culture driven by non-initiates subjecting our world to the worst juvenile destructive tendancies? Dr. Bruce explores the return of Eleusinian initiation through rites in circles held around the world in this talk from Burning Man 2014, Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer,...
Topics: Eleusinian mysteries, civilization, initiation, healing, psychopathy, greek mythology
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Oct 14, 2014 Joe Rogan Experience Podcast
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Dr. Bruce Damer is a polymath scientist, designer, author and general explorer of liminal realms. He has worked for over a decade in simulation and design of space missions for NASA, develops biochemical models for the origin of life at UC Santa Cruz and collects vintage computers and their history in his DigiBarn computer museum. He has a practice exploring beyond the edges of consciousness to bring back stuff that is meaningful for humanity and the Gaian prerogative. 
Topics: Joe Rogan, Dr. Bruce Damer, science, space, history, vintage computing
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Sep 27, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer
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In honor of the passing of Dr. Alexander 'Sasha' Shulgin a special group journeyed to a lush green spring-fed valley in dry far Northern California back in June of 2014. Dr. Bruce spins a tale of how we came to vision, the coevolution of technology and then on into how we may open to a group overmind driven and connected through the 'Shulgin Chip' and reach a place where we resonate with a cosmic destiny.Thanks to author Ramez Naam for his novel Nexus which was the inspiration for this talk....
Topic: Sasha Shulgin
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Sep 18, 2014 Sergio Lub, Dr. Bruce Damer, Galen Brandt
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2014 Sep 18th - Thu at 6:00 PMDr. BRUCE DAMER: Re-visioning Origins: from Cosmogenesis to Life's Emergence; from Eleusis to the Evolution of Civilization.Presentation by an interdisciplinary scientist working with NASA, UCSC and the visionary community as he tracks the evolution of computers, cyberspace, consciousness and its altering, to aid the human enterprise. Pesonal Site:http://www.damer.comSinger: Galen BrandtLocation: Earthrise at IONS - Institute of Noetic Sciences Campus - 101 San...
Topics: science, origins, space
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Aug 1, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer, David Neb, Gino Yu
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Dr. Bruce Damer on panel with Daniel Pinchbeck @ Burning Man 2014 (2 parts) (August 2014). Thanks go out to David Neb for taking the recording and for Gino Yu for organizing the panel.
Topics: future of consciousness, space, origin of life
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May 9, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer, Dhiren Dasu
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In part two of the Bubble Culture Dhiren Dasu and Dr. Bruce continue to tackle the trends, economics, and purported transformational community of the festival scene. This August 2013 studio session unravels the ‘entitlement generation’ and recalls the features of real community versus the ephemeral and unsustainable nature of the festivals. While peak experiences have value, Dr. Bruce asks the question: does the festival scene feed the machine? Still there is a chance for the opening of...
Topics: youth culture, festivals, counter-culture
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Apr 15, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer, Dhiren Dasu
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Recorded at the Blue Lotus Temple of Sound and Light, this is the first of the "studio sessions" to be brought out into the Levity Zone. Featuring musician, artist and neighbor Dhiren Dasu in conversation with Dr. Bruce we tackle a topic not often taken on: the viability of the festival scene and the image and the reality of the "counter' or 'bubble' culture lifestyle prevalent on the West Coast of the US and elsewhere. As the philosopher Alan Watts counseled fifty years before,...
Topics: counter-culture, festivals
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Apr 1, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer, Raymond Soulard
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In April, 2014 the members of the Boston-based Jellicle Literary Guild met to consider a question posed virtually by Dr. Bruce on "can we remake our communities in the old model of the closely knit circle?". See how a group of intelligent New Englanders tackle this question. Host and publisher of Scriptor Press Raymond Soulard has guided the guild since its founding in New Britain, Connecticut in 1988. If you would like to host your own "salon" with a question posed in the...
Topics: community, civilization
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Mar 28, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Part two of the first Levity Zone Salon held in December of 2013 at Ancient Oaks Farm covers Dr. Bruce's personal integration  guided by the teachings of Eckart Tolle and J. Krishnamurti. Travis then shared his heartbreak and frustration with powerful prescription drugs given to kids at his school putting them into a manic monkey mind state. The medicating of generations of youth by society may be altering the future of human consciousness and the very world in which we will all live. Mikey...
Topics: Consciousness, drugs, childhood education, Eckart Tolle, J. Krishnamurti, human condition
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Feb 22, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer
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In this special edition of the Levity Zone we embark on a new leg of our journey with the start of Levity Zone Salons. The first one was held  at Ancient Oaks Farm in the Santa Cruz Mountains on December 7th 2013 and featured: Dr. Bruce, Jacob Aman, Mark Boolootian, Mikey Siegel, and Travis Rios. The theme was: how do you integrate deeply powerful spiritual experiences into your everyday life? Those precious elevated states doled out from some ineffable source are rare in the human experience...
Topics: Spirtual Experience, Psychology, Practices
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Jan 29, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer
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This lost talk from Fractal Nation at Burning Man 2012 was resurrected by Andrew O'Keefe! Introduced by the artist Android Jones, Dr. Bruce goes on to unbolt the gears and camshafts of the machine that drives society, from the Mad Men who created the advertising that is supposed to define who we are, to how the machine may rattle itself apart like the long lost Soviet Union. How do we prepare for when the wheels come off? Listen in and find your way to slowly, but surely leave that machine and...
Topics: consciousness, civilization, soviet union, R. P. Kaushik, advertising, ecology, power
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Jan 15, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer
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The Levity Zone features the third and final 2013 Burning Man talk held at the Palenque Norte tent in Camp Soft Landing, Dr. Bruce takes up the vitally important theme of the re-balancing of the feminine in the world as a force to re-center the course of our crazily careening civilization. Dive into this fanciful yet provokative story, based partly on profound new scientific discoveries yes mostly drawn out of the imagination, Follow the life of one of the most important figures in our deep...
Topics: Human Evolution, Feminine, Civilization
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Dec 15, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce returns with another 2013 Burning Man talk held in the spectacular dome at Fractal Planet, a camp centered around visionary art led by the eclectic crew of spectacular visionary artist Andrew (Android) Jones. Android and a large spirited audience resonated with a vision of how we monkeys might use our fully activated minds to re-imagine and then re-make our world. Is this even plausible or possible? Dr. Bruce invites you to try it in your own life and see for yourself, for the...
Topics: cosmology, brain science, visionary thinking, imagination
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Nov 19, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce returns from the Amazon rainforest and opens the Burning Man 2013 talks series with "Sacred Monkey Power", a talk about our 90 million year deep ancestry starting out on the limbs of rainforest giants. A real dragonfly graced the colorful pavillion of Sacred Spaces Village during the talk adding to the magic. Pressing on Dr. Bruce showed how we may push back against the coiling snake of technology, the thrall of our manic monkey masters and aim our civilization for that...
Topics: Human Ancestry, Technology, Future
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Oct 28, 2013 Tom Barbalet
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In the second "Conscious in the Cloud" session hosted by Tom Barbalet at Netflix HQ in Los Gatos, CA as part of a new series for the Biota.org podcast, Dr. Bruce Damer presents for the first time in public the conception of the "Genesis Engine" driven by the "Genesis Formulation". Inspired by the Drake Equation the formulation is ten factors that Damer and U.C. Santa Cruz collaborator Prof. David Deamer and others are putting forth as required for laboratory...
Topics: evolution, origin of life, Drake equation, chemistry, simulation
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Oct 1, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer, Lasse Vedel Olsen, Saad Zia
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Animation of Dr. Bruce & the Levity Zone Podcast #2: "Naeem at the Source" by Lasse Vedel Olsen. Features a reading of Dr. Bruce Damer's story as read in Islamabad Pakistan by Saad Zia.
Topics: origin of consciousness, language, human history, Pushtun
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Oct 1, 2013 Lasse Vedel Olsen, Dr. Bruce Damer, Jacob McDonald
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An animation of the Dr. Bruce & the Levity Zone Podcast #3: "The Conscious Universe" by Lasse Vedel Olsen in the fall of 2013.
Topics: consciousness, cosmology, poetry
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Sep 27, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Join us on the Pantheon stage at Symbiosis Gathering 2013 for Dr. Bruce introduced by visionary activist and coyote spiritwoman Caroline Casey. Dr. Bruce threaded together five of his recent raps from the Levity Zone and Burning Man, weaving in the story of the birth of the visionary experience 300 million year ago, the Madre seeing through our tiny primate eyes and being challenged by the snake of tech, the birth and life of Mitochrondrial Eve, all the way up to the dreamed for ascension of us...
Topics: paleobiology, human ancestry, mitochondrial eve, extinction, human future, space exploration,...
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Sep 14, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer; Conversants
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A spirited group in Ojai Salon number 3 takes on a big theme: what is the highest purpose of humanity? Topics include: our deepest origins in time, bringing a new myth to the extant world, alien abduction visions, Burning Man as a vehicle for ascension, the thinking of joseph campbell, or simply existing in the present. It is true that humanity is already on the best possible path, carried along by the enormity of nature, and that we are accelerating toward some kind of ascension? This positive...
Topics: human future, anthropology, evolution, sustainability
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Aug 21, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer; Steve Murtaugh
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Dr. Bruce welcomes you back to the Levity Zone! This is the third and last audience Q&A session for Ojai Salon number two (podcast 13). We continue on late into that night of June 2013 with Dennis, Jeff and Dr. Bruce delving deeply into the influence of the mad mesmeric monkey on civilization. The mesmeric power of the mostly male guru, the religious sect, the business or government honcho and other so-called leaders may be one of the greatest diversions in history from our path to personal...
Topics: human future, anthropology, evolution, sustainability
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Aug 15, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer; Steve Murtaugh
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This second audience Q&A session for Ojai Salon number two (podcast 13) returns to a key theme for how we might reinvent a beautiful world by the year 2050. Central to that vision is the re-centering of civilization on the feminine. Sarah, Dennis, Jeff, and Dr. Bruce explore the rise of the feminine in the west, Travel from 21st Century Europe where women's power is strongly returning back to the shores of southern Africa where the male manic monkey may have been born in the very hearth and...
Topics: human future, anthropology, evolution, sustainability
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Jul 30, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer
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This first audience Q&A session for the second Ojai Salon (podcat 013) treats the sharing of a vision of a sane, sustainable and healthy world of the year 2050. We return to that intimate evening in a stone room in Ojai, California in June of 2013 and dive into dialogue, theories and stories shared by our audience. Audience contributor Dennis Leary emerges here as a powerful new voice of the Levity Zone. Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer (intro, editing), Steve Murtaugh (music), Jacob Aman (art),...
Topics: human future, anthropology, evolution, sustainability
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Jul 19, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer
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This second Ojai Salon opens with the sharing of a vision transporting us to the world of 2050. In this wondrous world of the imagination the ideal outcome has occurred and we are living in a safe, sane and healthy  civilization nestled nicely on a recovered and restored verdant Earth. How did we get there? Suspend yourself in disbelief for a while and just settle back and enjoy the given vision. In the next episode the audience dialogue will dive into how we might actually get there. Credits:...
Topics: Future of humanity, sustainability, spirituality
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Jul 19, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer
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This (voice only) second Ojai Salon opens with the sharing of a vision transporting us to the world of 2050. In this wondrous world of the imagination the ideal outcome has occurred and we are living in a safe, sane and healthy  civilization nestled nicely on a recovered and restored verdant Earth. How did we get there? Suspend yourself in disbelief for a while and just settle back and enjoy the given vision. In the next episode the audience dialogue will dive into how we might actually get...
Topics: human futures, sustainability, spirituality, ecology
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Jul 1, 2013 Jacob Aman
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Dr. Bruce & the Levity Zone podcast logo by Jacob Aman.
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Jun 29, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Join Dr. Kaushik in this tour de force talk from the late 1970s.The Doctor shows how our concept of God has undergone an evolution, from animalistic entities, to angry human deities, and finally progressing to compassionate avatars such as Jesus or the Buddha, But these gods always occupy a part of our mind that allowed them to manifest their opposite. This mind/opposite duality comes down to the persistent duality of the observer and the observed. In those rare moments, or for those rare...
Topics: Eastern Spirituality, God, Consciousness
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Jun 12, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer, Chris Aman, Jacob Aman
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In part 2 of the conversation with the Madre, mother nature, we reply back to her inquiry. The message? It is much needed information on the planetary state of us monkeys, her most promising yet problematic progeny. Why have this conversation? We may be considered crazy, but the survival of us, and all of Earth’s life  may rest in the balance. If the Madre can help us, we can help the Madre and there truly is reason for hope. Credits: Bruce Damer (speaker, intro, editing), Chris Aman...
Topics: human evolution of life, technology, spiritual quest, gaia, mother earth, nature, amazon...
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Jun 12, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer, Chris Aman, Jacob Aman
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VOICE ONLY version (in two files) of part 2 of the conversation with the Madre. In this dialogue with mother nature, we reply back to her inquiry. The message? It is much needed information on the planetary state of us monkeys, her most promising yet problematic progeny. Why have this conversation? We may be considered crazy, but the survival of us, and all of Earth’s life  may rest in the balance. If the Madre can help us, we can help the Madre and there truly is reason for hope. Credits:...
Topics: human evolution, technology, spiritual quest, gaia, mother earth, nature, amazon rainforest,...
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May 24, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer, Chris Aman
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There is reason for hope as I take you on a very personal voyage into a lifelong quest for contact with nature and the biosphere: the Madre. She is the entity that for me represents the sentient yet very alien presence that is the planetary living bolus, The following interview, conducted  in Sierra Madre, California in November 2012, is the first of two parts in what became a conversation with the Madre. It is a drama of the evolution and the fight for the soul and survival of us monkeys and...
Topics: human evolution, technology, spiritual quest, gaia, mother earth, nature, amazon rainforest,...
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May 24, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer, Chris Aman
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VOICE ONLY version of this podcast. Description: there is reason for hope as I take you on a very personal voyage into a lifelong quest for contact with nature and the biosphere: the Madre. She is the entity that for me represents the sentient yet very alien presence that is the planetary living bolus, The following interview, conducted  in Sierra Madre, Califonria in November 2012, is the first of two parts in what became a conversation with the Madre. It is a drama of the evolution and the...
Topics: human evolution, technology, spiritual quest, gaia, mother earth, nature, amazon rainforest,...
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May 2, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Journey to the beautiful valley of Ojai, in Southern Californa, where Dr. Bruce engages an intimate audience in the first Ojai Salon at the visionary compound of Jeffrey Harris near where J. Krishnamurti sat under the teaching tree.Come now with us in an inner journey from our insectivore primate ancestors 90 million years ago all the way out to the first flash of the total conscious manifest rendering of the cosmos in our own minds in our own time. Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer (speaker, intro,...
Topics: human evolution, consciousness, cosmic futures, Ojai Salon
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May 1, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer, Chris Aman
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VOICE ONLY PIECES (complete) of Conversations with the Madre. Original description: there is reason for hope as I take you on a very personal voyage into a lifelong quest for contact with nature and the biosphere: the Madre. She is the entity that for me represents the sentient yet very alien presence that is the planetary living bolus, The following interview, conducted  in Sierra Madre, California in November 2012, is what became a conversation with the Madre. It is a drama of the evolution...
Topics: human evolution, technology, spiritual quest, gaia, mother earth, nature, amazon rainforest,...
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Apr 17, 2013 John Suntiger, Dr. Bruce Damer
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008-Dr.Bruce: John Suntiger - The CircleIntroducing a new voice to the levity zone: John Suntiger, a visual projection artist, and community and environmental activist who takes us on his profound life’s journey through dis-ease, disease from Childhood to a terrifying hang gliding accident and beyond. John truly paid his dues and has emerged a strong advocate and practitioner of the circle. As Lorenzo Hagerty and Dr. Bruce initiated last year in programs about the life of Terence McKenna, the...
Topics: John Suntiger, Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill Wilson, Healing Circles
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Mar 1, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer, Dr. Kaushik
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Dr.Bruce takes great pleasure in introducing a new voice to the Levity Zone: Dr. R.P. Kaushik. Credits: Students of Dr. K (digitizing this session from Ithaca, NY, 1978), Cynthia Copple (photo), Bruce Damer (editing, introducer), MysticalSun (music). 
Topic: Eastern spirituality
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Jan 31, 2013 Bruce Damer
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Journey with Dr. Bruce passing through the dark abyss of unbeing to the coming to consciousness of the universe. Performed at the first Palenque Norte, Burning Man, August 2003. These are the RAW VOICE CLIPS for this podcast, remix as you like!Credits: Lorenzo Hagerty (event), Jake McDonald (editing). [released: Jan 31, 2013]
Topics: consciousness, cosmology
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Jan 31, 2013 Bruce Damer, Jake McDonald, Lorenzo Hagerty
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Journey with Dr. Bruce passing through the dark abyss of unbeing to the coming to consciousness of the universe. Performed at the first Palenque Norte, Burning Man, August 2003. Credits: Lorenzo Hagerty (event), Jake McDonald (cover art, music mix), Ankur Dnyanmote, ChaosLab, Arturo and Kianna Alarid Cameron/Svamps (music). [released: Jan 31, 2013]
Topics: visionary states, cosmology
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Jan 31, 2013 Bruce Damer, Lorenzo Hagerty
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Journey with Dr. Bruce passing through the dark abyss of unbeing to the coming to consciousness of the universe. Performed at the first Palenque Norte, Burning Man, August 2003. Credits: Lorenzo Hagerty (event), Jake McDonald (editing). [released: Jan 31, 2013]
Topics: visionary states, cosmology
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Jan 14, 2013 Bruce Damer, Saad Zia
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Naeem at the Source, a visionary journey experienced by Dr. Bruce when leaving Pakistan in June, 2012. Read by Dr. Bruce Damer and Saad Zia in Islamabad, Pakistan, Nov 6, 2012. Credits: Bruce Damer (author and reader), Saad Zia (reader), Chris Aman (editing and music). [released: Jan 14, 2013]
Topics: Visionary journey, pushtoon, Pakistan, history, language
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Jan 14, 2013 Bruce Damer, Saad Zia
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Naeem at the Source, a visionary journey experienced by Dr. Bruce when leaving Pakistan in June, 2012. Read by Dr. Bruce Damer and Saad Zia in Islamabad, Pakistan, Nov 6, 2012. This is the VOICE ONLY version. There is another version with music.Credits: Bruce Damer (author and reader), Saad Zia (reader), Chris Aman (editing and music). [released: Jan 14, 2013]
Topics: visionary journey, pashtoon, Pakistan, history, language, consciouseness
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2013 Bruce Damer, Chris Adams, Chris Aman, Jacob Aman
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VOICE ONLY version of Dr. Bruce asked: how can one hold the visionary state? The answer came in this recounting coming through a Sudarshan Kriya yoga breathwork session on 19 Aug, 2012. Credits: Bruce Damer (author), Chris Adams (music), Chris Aman (editing), Jacob Aman (art)
Topic: visionary state
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Dec 31, 2012 Bruce Damer, Chris Pezza
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Dr. Bruce Damer's Genesis Engines talk delivered at Burning Man on August 30, 2012 as part of the Palenque Norte Speaker Series.VOICE ONLY version.Credits: Bruce Damer (speaker), Chris Aman (editing) Kianna Alarid Cameron/Svamps (music)  [released: Dec 31, 2012]
Topics: origin of life science, artificial life, computing, combinatorial chemistry, SETI, cosmology
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Dec 31, 2012 Dr. Bruce Damer
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The master archive of all Dr. Bruce and the Levity Zone Podcast episodes.
Topics: Dr. Bruce Damer, visionary thinking, consciousness, science, future, paleobiology, anthropology,...
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Nov 6, 2012 Dr. Bruce Damer, Akbar
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Naeem at the Source, a visionary journey experienced by Dr. Bruce Damer when leaving Pakistan in June, 2012. Read by Akbar in Urdu in Islamabad, Pakistan, Nov 6, 2012. This was produced in English by Dr. Bruce and Saad Zia and is featured in podcast 002 of Dr.Bruce's Levity Zone.
Topics: visionary journey, eastern spirituality, language, consciousness
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Nov 1, 2012 Bruce Damer, Chris Adams, Chris Aman, Jacob Aman
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Dr. Bruce asked: how can one hold the visionary state? The answer came in this recounting coming through a Sudarshan Kriya yoga breathwork session on 19 Aug, 2012. Credits: Bruce Damer (author), Chris Adams (music), Chris Aman (editing), Jacob Aman (art)
Topic: Visionary state
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Published on Mar 23, 2014Bruce Damer takes the 2012 Palenque Norte audience at the Burning Man Festival on a far flung journey into what he calls his practice of "global multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-technic shamanism" where you "put yourself on the shelf" and dive deeply into the worlds of Pentagon think tanks, NASA mission designers, the tribal cultures of Pakistan, the Swiss, Egyptologists, IT professionals, and Christian Evangelicals, to come back with the true...
Topics: critical thinking, science, history, skepticism
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Jun 16, 2012 Dr. Bruce Damer, Lorenzo Hagerty, Tom Riedel
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Back in June of 2012 Lorenzo Hagerty and yours truly, Dr. Bruce, presented a program on the life of Terence McKenna at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. Join us in the Big Yurt perched over the Pacific in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. I fulfilled a promise Terence and I made to 'do my own thing' and return to Esalen in his name to present my particular raps.Join me as I weave some new myths, flow out Esalen visions and inspire a hopeful view of our coming to...
Topics: Esalen Institute, human evolution, Terence McKenna, cognitive overload, consciousness
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Jan 28, 2012 Dr. Bruce Damer, Dhiren Dasu
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"Who is Bruce" is a short visual portfolio about Bruce Damer, his projects and life. See projects including Cyberwearz fashion, Weird Machines artwork, pioneering virtual worlds and avatars work, NASA mission visualization and design, the EvoGrid and life at Ancient Oaks Farm and the DigiBarn Computer Museum. From Bruce: this piece represents my life thursfar, during this, my fiftieth year on the planet. Great thanks go out to Dhiren Dasu for producing the soundtrack and to a number...
Topics: Dr. Bruce Damer, autobiography
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Jan 26, 2012 James Essex, Bruce Damer
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"Terence McKenna on the Natch" with Bruce Damer shot at Terence's house in South Kona, Hawaii in February 1999. This was the AllChemical Virtual Powwow in which for the first time Terence entered avatar populated virtual worlds and engaged with his audience. A long time dream, Terence became avatar "Zone Ghost" and very excitedly engaged this new world built of language. Bruce Damer was his guide, Terence's son Finn built the gateway world, Terence's partner Christy played a...
Topics: Terence McKenna, virtual worlds
A collection of photos, screen shots, posters, avatar worlds and project images of Dr. Bruce Damer. Feel free to remix and use in your projects but please honor our Creative Commons noncommercial share alike attribution 3.0 license. For more information on Dr. Bruce see http://www.damer.com
Topics: Dr. Bruce Damer, avatars, virtual worlds, NASA, space, EvoGrid
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2012 Dr. Bruce Damer, Lorenzo Hagerty, Tom Riedel
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Terence McKenna Beyond 2012 presented by Bruce Damer and Lorenzo and Hagerty, Sierra Madre CA (4 parts)
Topic: Terence McKenna
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Nov 19, 2011 Dr. Bruce Damer
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In November 2011 at the peak of the Occupy movement Dr. Bruce was moved by the protesters who so bravely spoke truth to power. Occupy represented deep dissatisfaction with a nation and a system deeply riddled with corruption that even the founding fathers of the Republic had feared and foretold. So he penned a five part document: "By and for the 99%, a visionary Blueprint for a Radical Remake of America (or any country)" which drew enough attention that he ended up on conservative...
Topics: occupy wall street, us constitution, corruption politics, constitutional convention
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Nov 19, 2011 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Join us for part 2 of the controversial Radical Remake show with Dr. Bruce, and KSCO Radio's Michael Zwerling as they take on a barrage of callers from a mostly politically right of center listenership. As a preamble Dr. Bruce summarizes the five points his Radical Remake blueprint as well as Lawrence Lessig's book Republic Lost. Both documents outline how a constitutional convention might be held in the USA to deal with corruption and reboot the country's system of governance. Credits: Dr....
Topics: Constitutional Convention, Politics, Corruption, Lawrence Lessig
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Jan 20, 2010 SETI Institute, Dr. Bruce Damer
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SETI Archive: http://seti.org/talksBruce Damer presented the current state of the EvoGrid, a worldwide, multi-disciplinary project to simulate the chemical origin of life on Earth or as it might have occurred elsewhere in ours or other universes. When operational in 2010 the prototype EvoGrid will employ a central grid of computers to generate "digital primordial soups" and then, inspired by SETI, an even larger set of observer computers operating as @Home screen savers will be...
Topics: evolution, Drake equation, space, origin of life